Shoftim By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

When you enter the land which the LORD your God is giving you…let no one be found among you who is a sorcerer, a soothsayer, a diviner, a magician, one who casts spells, or one who consults ghosts….”   –Deut. 18:9-11

Shoftim By Rabbi David Hartley Mark

Shoftim (שופטים) Torah: Deuteronomy 16:18 – 21:9 Haftarah:  Isaiah 51:12 – 52:12 Shoftim: The Constable’s Tale, 622 BCE “You shall appoint judges and constables in all of the gates [of your settlements, in the Land] which the LORD your GOD is giving you, and they shall judge the people according to righteous judgment.” –Deut. 16:18 My […]

Parshah Shoftim

A man was starving in Capri; He moved his eyes and looked at me; I felt his gaze, I heard his moan, And knew his hunger as my own. This parsha/Torah reading deals with appointing judges and magistrates in every Israelite city. “Justice, justice shall you pursue” (Deut. 16:20), Moses commands the people, irrespective of […]

D’var Shoftim by Rabbi Mitch Cohen

This week’s parshah is Shoftim and it is the third conversation between Moses and Israel, just before they enter the Promised Land. Here they were, camped on the east side of the Jordan River, just across from Jericho, poised to enter the Promised Land. Moses knows that these are his last glimpse across the valley […]

Shabbat service for Parshat Shoftim

Torah Together – Shoftim